Culture & Heritage

Protecting and inspiring

We are proud to support the culture and heritage sector through a number of projects across the Peel group portfolio, connecting communities to the past and influencing understanding of who we are through a range of different business partnerships and strategic areas, Peel L&P have had the opportunities to protect heritage projects in the north west including in-kind support for the Docklands Trail at Liverpool in addition to smaller projects such as the Pretoria Pit Memorial as well as educating society about our historic past.

Although the Foundation has only just been established, we are working in alignment with our business partners, and the projects we are showcasing here have been supported by the Peel Group and its companies.

Project spotlight

Imperial War Museum North

In 1999, the Peel Group enabled the development of the Imperial War Museum for the North via the contribution of the land and a £12.5 million monetary donation, the IWM North opened and has established itself as a key cultural player in the North.

The museum is a learning experience where imaginative exhibitions, programmes and projects are combined to promote public understanding of the causes, course and consequence of war and conflict involving the UK and Commonwealth since 1900.

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RHS Garden Bridgewater

The Peel Group are incredibly proud to be a Founding Partner of RHS Garden Bridgewater. As one of our biggest legacy projects it aligns with one of our core missions in supporting young people. We have continued to work with the RHS Garden Bridgewater team with a number of exciting initiatives across the Education and Learning programme and the Peel Learning Garden. This educational resource will enable many school children to learn how plants grow through a number of bespoke sessions with different targeted age groups. 

RHS Garden Bridgewater 

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Project spotlight

Pretoria Pit Memorial

A contribution was made in December 2020 to the Pretoria Pit Memorial Association for the upkeep of the memorial on the edge of the Hulton Park Estate to the 344 men and boys who lost their lives in the Pretoria Pit Disaster of 1910.

The memorial was part funded by Peel when it acquired the estate in 2011 and Peel contribute to its ongoing maintenance. The works comprised of power washing, scrubbing and repainting the memorial so that the 344 names remain legible and well presented.

Some of the team (pictured) participated in a walking tour of the Pretoria Pit ruins in September 2021.

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